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Camp Fire Now the Deadliest Wildfire in California History

13 Nov 2018, 12:10 pm

The Camp Fire in Northern California, is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire has claimed 48 lives with more than 200 people still missing.

The fire has also become the most destructive fire in the state’s history, consuming 8,860 structures. In total, the Camp Fire has displaced more than 50,000 residents.

The Camp Fire is one of several large fires that we are currently following at WeatherNation.

 

Camp Fire

The Camp Fire ignited on Thursday, November 8 in Butte county, CA, north of the state’s capital, Sacramento. The fire has caused devastating damage around Paradise, CA. Cal Fire captain Scott McLean told reporters and the Associated Press, “Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed, it’s that kind of devastation,” said McLean late Thursday. See the incident report here.

Location: Butte County

Acreage: 130,000 acres

Fatalities: 48 (#1 deadliest in CA history)

Structures Destroyed: 8,860 (#1 most destructive in CA history)

Communities threatened or evacuated: Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Valley, Chico, Stirling City, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Honey Run, Helltown, Forest Ranch, and Oroville.

Containment: 35%

Started: Thursday, November 8

Social Media: Chico Fire Dept., Butte County Sheriff,

Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire continues to burn across southern California, not far from the Hill Fire. The fire ignited Thursday, November 8 near Hill Canyon Road in the Santa Rosa Valley. The fire jumped Freeway 101 early Friday, November 9, prompting evacuations closer to the ocean, including portions of Malibu.

Location: Ventura County

Acreage: 97,620 acres

Fatalities: 2

Structures Destroyed: 483

Communities threatened or evacuated: Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Hidden Hills, Oak Park, Liberty Canyon, Calabasas

Containment: 47%

Started: Thursday, November 8 near Hill Canyon Road in the Santa Rosa Valley

Social Media: LA County Fire PIO, LA County Sheriff, Ventura County PIO,

 

Hill Fire

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley. The Hill Fire continues to threaten thousands of homes across southern California, between Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. Read the latest incident report here.

Location: Ventura County

Communities threatened or evacuated: Dos Vientos, Camarillo Springs, South Coast, Point Mugu Naval Base

Acreage: 4,531 acres

Containment: 92%

Structures Destroyed: 2

Started: Thursday, November 8 at 2:04 pm a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley

Social Media: LA County Fire PIO, LA County Sheriff, Ventura County PIO,

 

Stay with WeatherNation on air, online, and on social media as we continue to follow these developing stories.

 

 

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